Environmental Protection Specialist Salary
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.Read More...
The work of environmental protection specialists generally involves carrying out objective tests and using problem-solving skills to bring organizations and businesses to compliance. They must ensure that businesses are storing and disposing of hazardous waste properly, which may involve overseeing multiple relevant processes to minimize negative impacts on the environment. They also stay up-to-date with environmental standards and regulations to ensure correct knowledge, and many must have in-depth, specialized knowledge relating to specific trades so that technical assistance can be provided.
A master's degree is often required for this position, and public speaking skills are beneficial, as some specialists are expected to provide training to various departments and staff members regarding environmental protection. Some may also be responsible for ensuring that a company or organization has up-to-date documentation and certifications related to environmental compliance. Travel and exposure to harsh weather conditions may occasionally be required to perform evaluations, and most positions are full-time.
Environmental Protection Specialist Tasks
- Collect, analyze, and report environmental data, communicating environmental impact and prevention methods internally and externally.
- Prepare, process, and review environmental permits and licenses.
- Advise and train personnel on environmental standards and procedures.
- Respond to complaints and violations of environmental health regulations.
- Make environmental standard and ensure compliance through audits or inspections.
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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Protection Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. For Environmental Protection Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $76K.
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